#^Announcing the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines
A code of conduct states rules, with punishments for anyone that
violates them. It is the heavy-handed way of teaching people to
behave differently, and since it only comes into action when people do
something against the rules, it doesn't try to teach people to do
better than what the rules require. To be sure, the appointed
maintainer(s) of a GNU package can, if necessary, tell a contributor
to go away; but we do not want to need to have recourse to that.